A book for the fall trip, bought used through Amazon, arrived yesterday. I had not heard of the book or the author until I read the writer's obituary in the New York Times a few days ago
Train Whistle Guitar is a coming of age story written by Albert Murray. Murray was born in Escambia County, Alabama and raised in a neighborhood called Magazine Point. The book follows "Scooter" as he grows up in the fictional Gasoline Point surrounded by blues music and all the other elements of the rich southern culture.
From a reviewer at Amazon....
Train Whistle Guitar passed the first page test: I read the first page and did not want to put it down. But I did put the book down, tucking it away in the light kit where my books and logbooks are kept safe and dry while cruising on Spartina.